06 Oct YAYA ENCOURAGES SUPPORT FOR FARE ACTION WEEKS
Yaya Toure is encouraging fans, clubs, fellow players and everyone involved in football to get behind the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) #FootballPeople action weeks, which kick off today.
The action weeks run between the 6th and 20th of October and the two-time Premier League winner wants everyone to get behind the cause, which challenges discrimination in football and celebrates people’s contribution to the game, regardless of their background.
The four-time African Player of the Year recently spoke out about his disappointment concerning FIFA’s decision to disband their anti-racism taskforce.
Passionate about tackling racial prejudice in sport, Yaya features in FARE action week posters promoting strong messages against racism and discrimination. The Ivorian wants people to support FARE’s action weeks:
“I have experienced racial discrimination as a professional footballer and as a man walking down the street – so I have a deep understanding of this problem.
“We can utilise the power of football as a great resource to educate people and help break down the barriers of racism within the game and society.
“Let’s all get behind FARE’s #FootballPeople action weeks!”